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The Post Office Scandal

Saturday 23 March 2024

This is the true story of how hundreds of innocent people fought to clear their names after being pursued by the Post Office through the criminal courts. Proud pillars of their communities were stripped of their jobs and livelihoods. Many were forced into bankruptcy or borrowed from friends and family to give the Post Office thousands they did not owe. The really unlucky ones were sent to prison. Journalist Nick Wallis sits down with Tracey Merritt from Wincanton who was directly affected by the scandal to provide a fascinating insight into this case of mass injustice.

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Bar opens 12:30 P.M.
Starts 1:30 P.M.
Advance £15.00
On the door £17.00
Age Rating 15
Duration 162 mins

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This is the true story of how hundreds of innocent people fought to clear their names after being pursued by the Post Office through the criminal courts. Proud pillars of their communities were stripped of their jobs and livelihoods. Many were forced into bankruptcy or borrowed from friends and family to give the Post Office thousands they did not owe. The really unlucky ones were sent to prison. Journalist Nick Wallis sits down with Tracey Merritt from Wincanton who was directly affected by the scandal to provide a fascinating insight into this case of mass injustice.

‘We only made the drama because of Nick Wallis…he is key in bringing this story to light.’

 –Patrick Spence, Executive Producer ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’

Following the astounding and rightful public outrage, (brought to the fore by ITV’s ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office series) Nick Wallis – series consultant on the ITV Drama) – now expertly chronicles the very latest twists and turns of the whole affair on this one-of-a-kind tour.

In just two short hours, this show takes you on a highly emotional and thoroughly informative journey – unveiling even more shocking details and stories around this gripping, unbelievable and outrageous scandal.

Join us as Nick masterfully takes us through the shambolic commissioning of the disastrous Post Office Horizon IT system and examines the punitive methods employed by the Post Office – bypassing the police and the Crown Prosecution Service – to create the most widespread miscarriage of justice in UK legal history.

Nick will then narrow in on the subsequent heinous cover-up and the staggering legal battles fought and won by campaigning Subpostmasters, against all the odds. As the public inquiry into the scandal reveals yet more horrors, plus also the Government fast-tracking new laws and implementing new resources to resolve compensation, Nick will be able to explain the very latest developments and their significance.

“An extraordinary journalistic expose of a huge miscarriage of justice.”

– Ian Hislop, Editor, Private Eye.

“A tale brilliantly told by Nick Wallis, who has dedicated years of work to establishing what
happened, why it happened and calling those responsible to account.”

– Rev Richard Coles, presenter and author.

Running time 60 minutes followed by an interval, plus 30 minutes Q&A followed by a book signing